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2007/06/10 13:01:38 (permalink)

New to all this please help

Ok I am a mum of two young children who would like to lose a few stone.
Weight watchers etc havent worked for me at all.
I am a member of a gym but cluless as to what to do really- and feel somewhat intimidated.
I would like to be lean and possibly toned up/build SOME slight muscle mass.
Csan anyone help?
And what tablets can help you achieve this better?
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    1ManRiot
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    RE: New to all this please help 2007/06/10 13:59:34 (permalink)
    Welcome to MT

    And what tablets can help you achieve this better?

    Forget that junk, no such thing as a quick fix.

    What are your dietry habits now? Can you list your average with approx portion sizes, etc?

    What are your stats?

    What exercise do you currently do?

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    Andiehoney
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    RE: New to all this please help 2007/06/10 19:20:22 (permalink)
    Okay I am 162 lbs and 5'2" tall.

    On an average (good) day I will have:

    Bowl of cereal (30g)
    Ham/Chicken/Tuna Sandwich on nimble wholemeal bread and Go ahead Crisps
    Chicken with rice/noodles/vegeatbles
    Maybe a two finger kit-kat in between.

    Don't do any excercise as yet.
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    RE: New to all this please help 2007/06/10 19:29:20 (permalink)
    hi andiehoney and welcome to MT !

    I'll tell ya how my mrs dropped weight :

    First she wrote down everything she ate over a period of 7 days.

    We then sat together and worked out how much protein/carbs/fat and therefore calories she consumed.

    We added the total figur over 7 days and divided by seven giving a average daily calorie amount.

    From this daily total we subtracted 250 calories.

    To lose a pound in a week you need to get rid of 3500 calories/week somehow - be it either through diet or exercise.

    For mrs we decided on - 250 calories per day off food - total weekly defecit being 250 x 7 = 1750

    and the rest from exercise.


    I know this sounds simplistic or basic but it did the job !

    She was eating fairly decently before (nutrition composition wise) but just OVER EATING !

    She lost over 3 stone over a period of 5 months.

    Hope this helps !
    post edited by victor - 2007/06/10 19:31:30
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    RE: New to all this please help 2007/06/11 18:01:29 (permalink)
    Simplistic???? I think that sounds pretty complex Victor

    AH, welcome to MT Don't rely on tablets, they are not THAT effective. To be TONED means to put on a decent bit of muscle and lose the bodyfat so get lifting the weights, sort out your diet and do some cardio
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    RE: New to all this please help 2007/06/11 22:34:17 (permalink)

    Bowl of cereal (30g)
    Ham/Chicken/Tuna Sandwich on nimble wholemeal bread and Go ahead Crisps
    Chicken with rice/noodles/vegeatbles
    Maybe a two finger kit-kat in between


    Very simplistic! Going on info provided, doesn't sound like enough food to lose weight on....

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    RE: New to all this please help 2007/06/11 23:54:56 (permalink)
    And the food choices are not good either. Go Ahead crisps, afraid that even the 'lo-fat' versions of crisps are still nutritionally a waste of space and the Kit Kat is just asking for doom.
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